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  FOX    KTVU 6 O Clock News    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    December 20, 2012
    6:00 - 6:30pm PST  

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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> it is unacceptable. >> it has been freezing this week. can you imagine your child sitting in a classroom without heat for four days? good evening. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> this cold snap has the bay area bundling up but coats weren't enough to keep some students warm as they sat through the last week of classes without any heat. only on 2, ktvu's mike mibach looked into the complaints and found out the solution was as simple as the flip of a switch. >> reporter: this is brookfield elementary school. >> unacceptable. >> you can't freeze students. >> reporter: so chilly she says her child wears two jackets and
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stays inside the car till the bell rings. >> i sit in my car and keep my heater running till it is time for them to go in. >> reporter: not one, not two, but for four days one section of campus has been ice cold. students studying bundled up in jackets. >> it has been so cold. they complain why the kids don't come to school. >> we were unaware they were without heat. >> reporter: they submitted a work order ticket but it appears it may have been lost. >> things that involve children should never be lost. >> reporter: by late afternoon a technician from the district arrived here and well, he found the problem. he opened up this box and two of the breaker switches were
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switched the wrong direction. after asking a few questions, four days later, all gone with a flip of a switch. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. the freezing temperatures giving way to wet weather and our chief meteorologist bill martin has more. >> rain showing up now. right now the showers moving in. they will have a significant impact on the morning commute. north bay, santa rosa, scattered showers right now. you can see that. most areas south are light or nothing at this point. clouds in san rafael, showers into marin county within the next hour, and then they spread south. tomorrow morning, the wind advisory in effect. look what the bridges, it will get all the bridges that go east to west.
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strong winds blowing from the south and that is always a problem. add the water to that. there is issues. here is how the wind goes tomorrow. you can see right here the heaviest winds are around 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. in the morning. wind gusts to 41, 43. when i come back, it is a big deal commute. see you back here in 10 minutes. the north bay is getting hit first and. >> jade hernandez is live, it wasn't raining at 5:00 p.m., what about now? >> reporter: it is very windy. we are at the village, an outdoor mall, if it rains tomorrow, shoppers will be dashing from store to store. >> we will take it as it comes. hoping it is not as bad as they
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say but we are ready. >> reporter: they knew this weekend's weather may cause problems. they held meetings to work on a game plan. today crews cleaned out drains as they do before every storm. >> we have been going around all our different trash hot spots, the intersections tend to gather more trash. >> reporter: across the peninsula at sfo travelers were hoping to avoid the snowstorm slamming the mid-west. >> weather in chicago, we have seen a handful of delays chicago today -- delays to chicago. >> reporter: heavy rain, plus busier than usual terminals. >> tomorrow will be the bizziast a day. we will see -- busiest day.
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we will see thousands of travelers. >> reporter: they made a hotel reservation in chicago. >> nothing else you can do. can't change the weather. >> reporter: we saw big waves this morning in pacifica to protect the ocean waters. tomorrow we will check in to see how they faired over night. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> our chief meteorologist and our weather team are keeping you up to date 24 hour as day on our mobile app, twitter and on our facebook page. breaking news now in the north bay. news chopper 2 is over a citibank. this bank was robbed before 5:00 p.m. tonight. on third street, not far from highway 101. officers are inside searching it as well as the surrounding
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area. witnesses say the robber ran away with cash. a school was locked down after reports the suspect ran into a creek near a school. the students have been allowed to leave the building. we are stilling in contact with police and we will update you on new information. police are investigating a shooting that left a 26-year- old man dead. it happened around 10:30 a.m. this morning. southgate elementary school and martin luther elementary school were both on lock down. the victim has been identified who was visiting from arkansas. police say no arrests have been made. police say it appear as grandmother was struck and killed by a stray bullet. she was walking home from a store just before 7:00 p.m.
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last night when she was hot and killed. a clerk says she heard the gun shots and then people ran for cover. >> i thought they were trying to kill him. i thought they were going to shoot everyone in here. >> she says the shooter never entered the store but she could hear her pleading for someone to call for help. police haven't released a suspect description or a motive. third suspect has been named. investigators say he and two others held a handy man captive and forced him to make repairs. he did manage to escape. records show the veteran who stood guard in front of a school yesterday may have lied
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about his service. he said he was a sergeant who served two tours in iraq and one in afghanistan. he said he wanted to protect school children in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. he only served for 9 months before being discharged as a private in 2008. he left the school this morning and hasn't commented on the report. 11 bay area mayors are calling on the president to enact stronger gun control laws. they asked the president to ban the guns and want a national background check system. a effort to get guns off the streets and out of homes and gaining momentum in oakland. police showed off 97 guns turned in. that brings the total number
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turned in to 397. the man funding the program homes it goes statewide. >> from san diego, orange county, los angeles, sacramento, this is easily a statewide initiative. >> he run as medical marijuana dispensary. he says seeing the gun violence in oakland prompted him to take action. worker suffered serious injuries today when a steel beam fell on him. happened this morning. officials say the employee is believed to be 19-20 years old. he was rushed to the hospital. the company has not commented on the accident. pg&e is raising its rates. it is part of the fall out from the san bruno gas pipeline explosion and the inspections. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live in san bruno with the increase many californians
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must now cover. tom? >> reporter: it all began here in this neighborhood. pg&e customers will pay $300 million over the next two years. >> that is not nearly enough. from the standpoint of many other parties it is too much. >> they didn't do the job they were supposed to. now they are being rewarded for not doing that. >> reporter: today the public utilities commission approved 39% of the money pg&e asked for to upgrade and replace major pipelines. >> we are happy the commission voted on the important safety work we have been doing.
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we are disappointed they failed to fully fund this important safety work. >> reporter: what does that mean for you? the average pg&e bill will go up 88 cents a month next year. $1.36 the year after that. but this covers only urban pipelines, not the rural lines. >> just the first phase. the second phase is 6-$9 billion. we will fight over that one in the near future. >> you are paying for it. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we tweeted out rate news, follow ktvu on twitter for news 24 hours of the day. oracle is purchasing a
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company for $870 million. known for performance management software. oracle says the buy will boost its cloud base services. $200,000 in fines. the deadly mistakes hospitals made to earn this penalty. >> you got to make a choice between buying toys or paying bills. hard choice. >> why some families won't have to make that choice. >> first a ban on bullets and a warning to police when you stock up on ammo. the plans from one mayor. and the back lash in three minutes. ?ñ
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new at 6:00 p.m., a new plan to tackle gun violence. tackling ammo and the people
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who buy it. rob roth is live with the changes that will save lives. rob? >> reporter: we are out here in the bay view, a neighborhood plagued by violence. mayor ed lee proposed legislation aimed at ammunition control. >> our father -- >> reporter: a sidewalk prayer vigil for a 17-year-old, a popular high school football player shot to death saturday night. >> we have to pray. >> reporter: he is one of 67 homicide victims in san francisco so far this year, compared to 50 last year. in an effort sparked by gun violence in the connecticut school shootings they took aim at bullets. they are proposing legislation, making it illegal for non- police officers to have hollow point bullets like this one.
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>> to ammunition that has been designed for military use has no reason to be on our streets. >> reporter: the second proposal, any gun dealer notify police of anyone who buys more than 500 rounds of ammo at one time. >> track the people, and frequency of purchase. >> reporter: the manager doubt the efforts will reduce violence. >> it will restrict those that need the tools to defend themselves when the police aren't present. >> keep the kids safe. >> reporter: the board of supervisors is expected to take up the proposals next month and police chief announced all police officers will be retrained in the tactics of
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school safety. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. officials fined 12 hospitals for failures that caused or likely to call injury or death to patients and three hospitals were in the bay area. kaiser was fined $100,000, $50,000, and ucsf $75,000 for not following procedure for safe distribution of medication. >> a new push in sacramento to increase transparency of political donations. he has introduced legislation that requires non-profits to disclose the source of any donation of more than $50,000 within 6 months of a election. >> we have to make sewer the public -- sure the public has the information they need. >> the bill is in response to a
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$11 million donation made by an arizona group to a california political committee. >> a holiday give away that salvation army in san francisco. new at 6:00 p.m., ktvu's cara liu is in the city with the thing that makes this event different from others. >> the program is the adoptive family program. i have a family here. they are taking a look at their gifts right now from the salvation army, opening them up. christmas presents a few days before. >> reporter: it is set up like a holiday toy store. parents shopping for their kids. but no money here. >> watch and a grift card. >> reporter: he knows times are
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tough and will be surprised to find present christmas morning. >> don't have money to buy. good the salvation army is giving toys for the kids. it will make my kids happy. >> reporter: according to the salvation army the toy give away differs to most because they cater to teens as well as little ones. >> we believe christmas doesn't end at the age of 12 and it is hard for a low low income teen, they don't always get gifts they are excited about. >> the toy and joy shop is meaningful to laree who runs the program. >> i come from a low income program and when i was little we were helped by the salvation army. i remember what it was like when i had presents under the tree. >> reporter: it program resumes tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.
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1500 families will be served. live in san francisco, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. rain falling in santa rosa now and it will work its way here. big hit on the morning commute. you can see showers in the santa rosa area. you see moderate rain showing up, close here. you see what i am talking about. santa rosa. getting ready to get showers. rain workic its way -- working its way in. we will see rain moving in over the next couple days. national weather service issued a winter storm warning for lake tahoe area, northern california. not just tonight, but through sunday. 2-5 feet easy. snow levels down there as well. as low as 4,000 feet at times. tough traveling in the
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mountains. three of these things. the parent low. brings them in. as the systems roll in, they come in tonight, late, tomorrow morning, then saturday morning early and sunday all day. first two events are over night events into the morning hours. the model bears it out. at 5:00 p.m., this model updated and it slowed the progression of the system. 11:00 p.m. tonight, showers still north, right? the showers in the north bay. then it rains 4:00 a.m., the morning commute, still nothing in san jose. 6:00 a.m., scattered showers, heavy showers in santa rosa. wind advisory going on. 8:00 a.m., wet on the roads, cloudy in concord. 10:00 a.m., it breaks open.
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this model breaks it out. by lunchtime, scattered showers and more scattered showers into the afternoon. tonight at 10:00 p.m. i will be back and the model will update, i am sure it is because it updated there. having trouble with the timing. morning commute will be messy. mornings on 2, they are all over that, starting at 4:30 p.m. wind verizon and heavy -- wind advisory and heavy rains. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 high school students gathered for victims of the connecticut school shooting, pow they are finding -- how they are finding parallels and facebook is working on making new delivers. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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twitter is making it easier for users to keep a digital scrapbook of their tweets. when it rolls out users will be able to download their entire archive. this new feature will make it
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easier to search for specific tweets. mark joins us now with sports. people setting their tvs for sunday night -- >> sunday night. [ talking at the same time ] >> remember, it is a night game. 5:20 p.m. kickoff. seattle, a lot at stake for both teams. 49ers can wrap up the western division. can't think about the patriots, on to seattle. there is plenty to focus on as the seahawks scored more than 100 points in their last two games. their quarterback russell wilson is like colin kaepernick has the attention of the league as well. the defensive coordinator of of the 49ers has his troops ready as he sizes up the opposing quarterback. >> quarterback got better and better as you expect a rookie quarterback to do. no longer a rookie, this is his 15th start. good quarterback. fast. good command of the offense.
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throws the deep stuff well. and, you know, great acquisition for them. >> mean time, one of the most prized high school prospects in the country in a long time, they are saying this guy is in the lebron james category. his name is parker. the son of former golden state warriors sonny parker. you may remember. he has been deciding what college he wants to attend and stanford was one of the final contenders but he is going to duke. he announced that on national television from his high school. parker will go to duke and the way things work in college basketball, he will be there for no more than a year. unfortunately for college basketball. it is better when they stick around. but not coming to stanford, going to duke. >> all right. >> with coach k. >> thank you. >> thank you. storm on the way. >> yeah.
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rain to the north. 50 miles north of the central bay. come back at 10:00 p.m., i have the latest computer model, it will show you the timing. we will see how it looks at 10:00 p.m. >> nice today. >> yeah it was. it is over. >> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you later. >> good night.
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